The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation will be accepting 2022 applications for Sheila Grants until January 30, 2022. All grant details for the 2022 grant cycle are available online at www.sheilahughmackay.ca. These annual facilitation grants are competitive and will be adjudicated by independent jury panels.
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is proud to announce Charline Collette the 2021 recipient of the Nel Oudemans award Charline Colette is an impressive emerging artist in the New Brunswick cultural landscape whose work in fiber embraces both traditional and contemporary image making processes. Trained in art and engineering, her approach to textile art is[…]
Regrettably, COVID-19 protocols would not permit a public celebration for the 2021 recipient of the $25,000 award. Please join us virtually to celebrate a unique New Brunswick artist, Mathieu Léger.
Since 1991, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has presented the Strathbutler Award to honor New Brunswick artists who have achieved personal excellence in any discipline of visual arts, while having had a distinctive impact on the cultural life of our province. Based on the unanimous recommendation of a professional, independent jury, interdisciplinary artist, Mathieu Léger[…]
Kristen Bishop Chosen for 2020 Nel Oudemans Award Since 2002, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has offered an award for an emerging artist in the fields of fine craft and design. It continues to be a mark of distinction for New Brunswick artisans. The 2020 recipient of the Nel Oudemans Award is Kristen Bishop. Based[…]
Based on the recommendation of a professional jury, the Board of Directors of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation announces that Bruce Gray has been selected by a professional jury as the 2019 recipient of the $25,000 Strathbutler Award for excellence in the visual arts. Mr. Gray becomes the 25th New Brunswick artist to receive the prestigious[…]
Ralph Simpson is an impressive emerging artist whose extensive body of work stood out in the 2019 award adjudication. Building on a first career as a research biologist and forestry expert, Simpson immersed himself in ancient traditions of basketry from around the world. From these global inspirations, his unique, individual artistic vision has evolved. His[…]
Ralph Simpson Chosen for 2019 Nel Oudemans Award Ralph Simpson has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Nel Oudemans Award recognizing the pursuit of excellence in the field of fine craft and design by emerging New Brunswick artisans. A recent graduate of New Brunswick College of Art and Design,[…]